Health Professions Opportunity Grant (HPOG) Pathways to Health Care Professions (PHP) Program

Who We Are 

In 2016, GPTCHB received a Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG) through the Office of the Administration for Children & Families (ACF). The HPOG program is designed to match careers in high-demand healthcare fields with people eager to fill them.  The program also promotes collaboration among human services agencies, workforce agencies, and educational institutions.

The GPTCHB HPOG project is called Pathways to Healthcare Professions (PHP).   PHP will offer higher education and support services designed to help eligible TANF and other low-income individuals complete their high school and post-secondary education in conjunction with other healthcare training programs. Program participants will receive career pathway guidance and culturally appropriate support services that will help prepare students to become nurses, medical assistants, home health aides, and certified medical billing and coding professionals.  Supportive services include child care, tutoring, tuition, transportation, and employment assistance.

Staff 

  • Barbara Schmitt –Sr. --Director of Health Professions Opportunity Grant
  • Gerri LeBeau, BS – Academic Support Manager – Cheyenne River Sioux
  • Geraldine Shangreaux, RN- Health Educator
  • Madeline Sitting Holy, AAS – HPOG Program Coordinator – Cheyenne River Sioux
  • Sarah Bear- Case Manager/Student Coach- Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
  • Janelle Cantrelle – Student Coach

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Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe

Flandreau Sioux

Flandreau Sioux

Lower Brule Sioux

Lower Brule Sioux

Crow Creek Sioux Tribe

Crow Creek Sioux Tribe

Oglala Sioux Tribe

Oglala Sioux Tribe

Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate

Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate

Yankton Sioux

Yankton Sioux

Rosebud Sioux Tribe

Rosebud Sioux Tribe

Meskwaki Nation

Meskwaki Nation

Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa

Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa

Trenton Indian Service Area

Trenton Indian Service Area

Santee sioux nation

Santee sioux nation

Standing Rock Sioux

Standing Rock Sioux

Mandan Hidatsa Arikara Nation

Mandan Hidatsa Arikara Nation

Ponca Tribe of Nebraska

Ponca Tribe of Nebraska

Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska

Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska

Spirit Lake Tribe

Spirit Lake Tribe

Omaha Nations

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